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My Turn 

As we start the new year there are many things people want to change to make life better. Some of my New 
Year's resolutions are to just stay positive and continue to make progress with everything I do. I have been in 
Kansas for almost two years and I never thought I would be able to last this long in an area where there isn't much 
going on. I left New York City with a closed mind thinking Kansas would have a big city where you could have fun 
all night and every day, but was I wrong. I realized that no city is like New York. I have also come to appreciate 
Kansas as well. Many people ask me, "Why did you come out to Kansas?" The reason I came to Kansas in the 
beginning didn't work out as well as I had hoped but it allowed me to explore my other interests. 

In the year 2004 we will continue to see new people come out of nowhere and become stars in the world. Who 
will be the this year's LeBron James and make almost $100 million in one year? And it doesn't even have to be a 
basketball player, either. For all the hip-hop fans out there, I am here to tell you that rap is at its lowest point as far 
as being creative and coming out with its own style of music. Even from a marketing standpoint it doesn't get any 
better. Who would have ever thought that Jay-Z and 50 Cent would get sneaker deals from adidas and make a lot of 
money from it? We also see Jay-Z being a partial owner of the New Jersey Nets and possibly bringing them back to 
New York. 

Many students who stay on campus here at Butler complain that there isn't much to do in El Dorado, which is 
true. But since I came back from Christmas break I see that El Dorado has a new movie theater which brings a little 
entertainment to town and hopefully they can bring a nightclub here for young people as well as Butler students. 



About the Author - Andrew Keeling is 
a sophomore from New York City who 
enjoys writing and watching and play- 
ing basketball. During free time he likes 
to hang out and go to parties. 

RES 050 GRI 2004 

Butler County Community 

Opinion Opinion Opinion Opinion 
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He said/She sai'4 


5tu4ent Lexers 

Irhe Quill 

On Campus Jobs 

IJulie Wisbart 

Bob Peterson 


Sleeping Feather 

Motorcycles: Art on two wheels 

Grizzly Knights 


Central Cinema 6 
Lights! Camera! Coffee? 


Bowl Game 
Sports Media 

Butler Community College 

901 S. Haverhill Road 

Building 100, Room 104 

El Dorado, Kansas 67042 


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Jennifer Chrapkowski 

Photos by Kassey Kubik 

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Managing Editor 
Shila Young 


Matt Hahn 

Josie Bartel 

Online Editor 

Michelle Avis 

Design Editors 

Jennifer Chrapkowski 

Robin Karnahan 

Staff Writers 

Kassey Kubik 

Twambi Kalinga 

Andrew Keeling 

Michael Swan 

Contact the Grizzly Staff at (316) 323-6893 


Butler is seeing many 
new changes this 
spring with a new 
name, Butler 
Community College, 
and a new athletic and 
academic logo. 
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Opinions of the worst kind about: 


Matt Hahn 

Look there. . .is that Captain Obvious? No, merely his 
sidekick the Common Sense Crusader, but I am back to 
protect one of my most beloved of things... music. 

The aspirations of future musicians are being 
destroyed. The culprit? "American Idol." Just in case 
some of you have had the privilege of not experiencing 
this show, multitudes of artists flock to audition in front 
of three judges who insult anything they possibly can. 
The ones that survive with their dignity intact move on to 
compete on national television where America votes for 
them to stay or go. The one who 'wins' the season gener- 
ally goes on to record a short-lived album. In other words 
three people decide what we are allowed to vote on as 

I will grant the point the individuals who make it to 
the show have excellent voices, but what of the others? 

Do you think Simon what's-his-name would have had 
good words for all of the artists who have influenced our 
music so far? I believe wholeheartedly he would have 
shot down earlier icons such as Louis Armstrong, Janis 
Joplin, Henry Rollins and even recent artists like Kurt 
Cobain. None of them have either the perfect voices or 
looks that seem to be requisites to be popular, but some- 
how they managed to sell millions of records and become 
influences to the musical society. 

It's not likely these budding artists will continue their 
musical dreams. The times I was subjected to the show I 
witnessed some events in which the comments could be 
considered soul crushing. However, there is hope. 

History has revealed people who were shunned by 
popularity and yet rose like a phoenix from their ashes. 
One young gentleman I recall was told by his music 
instructor he would never amount to anything musically. 
Yet somehow, Ludwig van Beethoven defied popular 
belief and changed the music world. Also, to add insult to 
injury, he did the majority of this while he was deaf; so 
much for popularity and perfection. 

In Reply I Any halfway intelligent person would know society is the testing grounds for popular music. We are the 
ones it is being made for. However, two of the most dangerous things for a society is narrow-mindedness and allowing 
others to think for you. Being narrow-minded shrinks how much of the world you allow yourself to see and allowing 
others to think for you lessens what you do inside the world you see. Even when it comes to something which can 
seem as insignificant as music, people should not let others decide what choices they are allowed. There is an entire 
universe of music waiting for you to personally decide whether you like it or not. In the state of Kansas alone there are 
hundreds of bands striving to a true American idol. The first step to exploring this musical cosmos is to turn off the 
TV, find some music you might be interested in, and check it out. Afterwards you can use your unbiased opinion to 
decide whether you like or dislike it. 

"American Idol 



Shila Young 

One thing we all know and love is music. From the 
early ages of Beethoven to the late and great Kurt 
Cobain, there is something in it for everyone. While I 
am not for every type of music I do find myself in front 
of the TV to possibly catch the next "American Idol" winner. 

That's right, it's back again and this time with a 
vengeance. The overall concept may be oblivious to 
some. Let me give you a simple breakdown. Three 
judges known as Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and 
Paula Abdul listen to and critique auditions of song- 
stressed hopefuls. While some remarks made by certain 
judges are rather rude and soul-wrenching (Not to men- 
tion any names *cough*... Simon), this show does not 
degrade the feeling and voice of music itself. 

For those few hopefuls who make it past the judges' 
remarks and dirty looks, they have the possible opportu- 
nity to go on and pursue what I am guessing to be a 
promising career that many are seeking. 

There is a lot of great music out there but as a socie- 
ty we fail to realize that we make or break an artist. 
While the beginning of the contestants' outcomes are left 
up to the tough but wit-filled trio, what others are failing 
to realize is that we as America have the final vote. 

So to say that the show is bad simply because we in 
the first place dictated what we wanted to see as far as 
talent and appearance... Well, that is rather ironic. I guess 
the saying comes into play "We want what we can't 
have and don't want it when we get it." 

Another point many aren't realizing is that while the 
singers are not quite up to par with some of the late, 
great performers, we are still hearing the old songs dur- 
ing the auditioning process. Although they may not be 
the best performances at all times, there are those rare 

So instead placing blame on those that are only giv- 
ing the American audience what they want, we should 
really be putting the blame on ourselves. 

In Response To; O.K., first off his name is Simon Cowell, not Simon what's-his-name... Second off, who's to say 
that Simon would have shot down any of those artists? (I wonder if my partner knows what assume means?) Anyway, no 
one is denying that those artists were great. But, in this teenybopper, pop culture, boy band every 1 5 minutes that we are 
in, it was only a matter of time before it went this far. However, this was not the beginning of finding the great American 
singer on television. If you recall, "Making the Band" was on MTV for awhile if not still. I will give my accomplice one 
ii thing, some of the remarks made are soul-crushing. However, with that said I doubt my accomplice caught the absolutely 
gut wrenching rendition of "Like a Virgin" by what's-his-name... Maybe we should be happy they don't let just anyone in. 









The Butler County 
College Grizzly 
Ambassadors rep- 
resent the college 
by supporting and 
promoting its 

First Row, left to right: Heidi Hulse (Advisor), Cheri Freund (freshman- Wichita), Becky Klein 
(sophomore- Oxford), Rebecca Dahna (freshman- Valley Center), Mandy Ronen (freshman- Buhler), 
Jennie Simons (freshman-Augusta), Courtney Galvan (freshman- Howard), Shila Young (3rd year-El 
Dorado); Second Row: Misty Turner (3rd year- Augusta), Twambi Kalinga (sophomore- Malawi), 
Susan Spohn (sophomore- White City), Nicholas Buche (freshman-Wichita), Jamie Keen (sopho- 
more- El Dorado), Tina Barber (freshman- Winfield). 



Grizzly Ambassadors is a student organization 
within the college serving as official student hosts 
for Butler. The Ambassadors promote and support 
the Alumni Association and Foundation offices. 
They also serve as the president's official student 
representatives in the community. 


Grizzly Ambassadors receive an education in 
personal communication and social etiquette. All 
ambassadors receive Butler Community College 
attire and lots of free food and fun. Joining the 
Ambassadors can help with developing a personal 
ability to network with key community leaders and 

"/ like being involved within the college and 
offering my services to Butler and the community." 
Rebecca Klein, President of Grizzly Ambassadors, 

The Ambassadors give a helping hand to the 
community. They volunteer much of their time to 
various groups on and off campus. Some of the 
events which they volunteer at include luncheons 
with prominent alumni, and various community 
events such as helping El Dorado's Bradford 
Memorial Library with their book sell, assisting 
organizers of Race for the Cure in Wichita and help- 
ing in the open car show last fall, which was held in 
downtown El Dorado. They are also planning to 
assist with Bowl for Kids Sake later this semester. 
The Ambassadors assist annually with the Donors 
Appreciation Reception. The Donor Appreciation 
Reception is an evening where the college invites all 
donors and beneficiaries of scholarships to a banquet. 
The donors are shown how much their contributions 
make a difference to students going to Butler. Other 
events the Ambassadors help at are Butler's annual 
auction and the Grizzly Bear Hunt which recruits 
prospective students to Butler twice a year. 




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Butler County 


College exists to 

serve responsible, 

involved lifelong 

learners and to 

contribute to the 

vitality of the 

communities it 


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Back Row, left to right: Tanner Bannion, Public Relations Director (freshman-El Dorado), Jessica 
Bailey, Student Body Representative ( freshman- Andover), Liam Wyatt, Student-at-Large (sophomore- 
United Kingdom); Front Row: Holly Rankin, Vice President (freshman- Pennsylvania), Brittany 
Phares- Secretary (freshman- Benton), Kristin Casady (freshman- Benton). Absent: Jennifer Holloman, 
President (freshman- El Dorado), Ty Patton (sophomore-El Dorado). 

Student Senate must approve any prospective 
student body organization which intends to start 
up. Homecoming ring any bells? Student Senate is 
directly in charge of activities like the voting for 
homecoming king or queen during the football and 
basketball seasons. Entertainment is a key social 
aspect and the Student Senate has organized laser 
tag and parties such as the one which was held on 
Feb. 21 in which pizza and drinks were provided 
and a D.J. was there to bring out the beats. Other 
events include intramural sports like the upcoming 
5 on 5 basketball games to be held on March 29 in 
the 500 building and the past flag football tourna- 



Student Senate represents the school 
governmental ly. They make sure students 1 voices 
are heard in any decisions made by the college. 
They represent the student body during the Board 
of Trustees meetings and other processes like park- 
ing violations or the disciplinary board. 


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Becoming a member of Student Senate will require 
a person to show skills in these areas: leadership, 
enthusiasm, creativity, responsibility, communication 
and past or present experience in organizations. 
There is an application process involved. Selected 
people will go through an 
interview process which 
includes present members. 

"/ really like being in Student Senate because the people are 
great to work with and I really like being involved on 
campus."- Jessica Bailey, Andover freshman. 


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Yet another subject has come to light to set our 
community college apart from the rest. Butler 
County Community College is unique in the fact it is 
one of the few community colleges which allow for 
the funding of a 
literary magazine. 

Since 1927, 
Butler has pub- 
lished "The 
Quill." It is a col- 
lection of 
literary and artis- 
tic works created 
by both Butler 
students and 

Aspiring artists 
and writers can 
submit poetry, 

' . . .The/ Quill/ 


opportunity. . . 

short stories, essays, artwork and photography. 
Entries are taken until the end of the fall semester at 
which time all entries are examined. 

All works are compared and contrasted to try for 
an even balance of each style. Of the numerous 
entries, around 30 of the most distinguished artists are 

The individuals chosen are eligible for a $50 prize 
in the written work category and a $50 prize in the 
visual art or photography category. 

Although Mr. Tom Hawkins is the advisor and has 
final say, Butler chose to have "The Quill" edited by 
a student to increase the academic value. The deci- 
sion of who is published falls to the current editor, 
Mathew Bengtson, a Wichita freshman interested in 
the literary world. 

When asked what he wanted to do most with this 
edition he says, "From what I understand, only about 
200 copies were produced last year. That's 200 
copies for a student body of over 9,000. A lot of peo- 
ple didn't get a copy of 'The Quill.'" 

"I'm hoping to remedy this, at least partially. I'm 
going to strive to print more copies and ensure they 
get distributed to the El Dorado and Andover campus- 
es. It may not be much, but in time we'll be able to 
have a copy for everyone who wants one." 

Hawkins was chosen as advisor due to his experi- 
ence. Along with his Master of Fine Arts, he helped 
in the publishing of the Wichita State literary maga- 
zine "Microcosmos" and also had his own short-lived 

magazine called "Osage Review." 

Why would anyone be interested in heading a 
magazine which only circulates two to six hundred 
copies to the El Dorado community and Butler of 

Andover campus? 
Hawkins replies, 
"For the begin- 
ning writer, 'The 
Quill' is an oppor- 
tunity for them to 
submit written or 
drawn work, see it 
published in a 
professional for- 
mat and receive 
recognition for 
their creative 

Although sub- 

mission time is closed for this year, there is always 
the chance for entry in next year's edition. 

So until then, keep working on your material and 
don't forget to support the arts, both here and abroad. 

The Quill, c/o Tom Hawkins, 

BCCC, 901 S. Haverhill Rd. 

El Dorado, KS 67042 

Or you can drop them off at room 214, the 
Secretarial Center, in the 200 Building. 

Artwork can be dropped off at room 124 in the 

100 building. 

One very important 
thing to remember is 
to label all artwork 
with name, address 
and telephone 

Images courtesy of - 

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Need Money? 

Get a Job 

Story and Photos By 
Robin Kgmghgn 

The Butler staff understands the needs of 
students. They know students need money, 
which is why Student Career & 
Employment Services (SCES) works hard to 
find students a job on or off campus that 
will work with their school schedule. 

The best thing to do first is to go visit 
the SCES in the 600 building and fill out a 
Butler College application. This application 
can be used as a resume for on-campus jobs. 

To search for an available job, you can 
either search online or you can have Susan 
Howell (Butler's Job Developer) assist you 
on your quest. 

If you choose to look for a job on the 
Internet, follow these steps: 

Go to 

Click on Career Services at the top of 
the screen 

Click on Student Career Services 

Click Online Career Center 
To register, click on the link for new 

Choose Students and Alumni and com- 
plete the application. 

After your application is approved, you 
are then free to explore the job site from 
wherever and as frequently as you wish. 
The available jobs will display a detailed 
job description, what qualifications the 
employer is looking for, the available 
work schedule, how to apply and other 
details pertaining to the job. 


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"Most jobs on campus pay $6 an hour, 
but there are some that pay more," Howell 

Most of the jobs that are available will 
work around your class schedule, so you 
don't feel obligated to choose between 
work and class. 

SCES also provides a Job Agent. The 
Job Agent is a program where you state 
what kind of job you are looking for. 
With Job Agent, SCES will contact you 
through e-mail when your desired job is 
available, so you don't have to constantly 
keep checking the web site. 

Students are not just restricted to on- 
campus jobs; SCES will also help you 
find a job off campus. When filling out 
your application, just specify what you're 
looking for. Whether you want a full-time 

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Employment Services Will 


Surfing the Net-Susan Howell assists a Butler 
student looking for a job on the Student and Career 
Employment website found at 

Employee in Training - Susan Howell conducts a mock 
interview to allow job seekers to train for the real process. This 
also allows the job seekers to calm their nerves prior to the 
real interview. 

or part-time job, they will help you find 
what you want. 

Unfortunately, not all campus jobs are 
listed on the site; some school departments 
don't report their job openings because they 
like to hire students within their department, 
so it would also be beneficial to look around 
campus to see what is available. 

SCES will also go the extra mile to help 
you feel more confident about your job 
interview. Howell is more than willing to 
help create or critique a student's resume. 
To properly prepare for an interview, 
Howell will conduct a mock interview. She 
will set up a time with you where you can 
go visit her and she will give a pre-inter- 

"The mock interviews will help relax a 
student and invoke confidence," Howell 

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Commentary By Shila Young 

As I sit here and write this article I remember 
when I first came to Butler and started my educa- 
tion. One thing I heard from a number of my 
friends was that I needed to take Julie Wishart for 
English Comp 1 and English Comp 2 so I tried to 
get enrolled in her class. But, I couldn't. It was 
full. Well, of course, I had to find out why. 

But here it is three semesters later and I am 
just now finding out. Because, believe it or not I 
finally got into her class. Only when I did that did 
I find why she was so popular with the students 
here at Butler. 

With Wishart's offbeat funky style, she is more 
in tune with her students than I have seen with a 
lot of my past, present and, I am sure, future 
instructors. I think the thing about Wishart that is 
different is her personality. That is what gives her 
a unique edge and quirky sense. 

"There's something about me that fits the 
background of all my students," says Wishart. 

Although you will most likely catch Wishart in 
an English Comp classroom, she also teaches 
Introduction to Literature. 

While Wishart devotes a great deal of time to 
the classroom as well as her students, she also has 
a life outside of Butler. This includes her nine- 
year-old daughter Hunter and hobbies which 
include the outdoors and shopping. 

Wishart does feel there is something about her 
that fits every student. She does not extend special 
treatment to anyone. She tries to keep each stu- 
dent on the same level and everyone is expected 
to do the same amount of work no matter what. 

While it did take me awhile to get into 
Wishart's class, I have found that she relates to 
her students on their level and many continue to 
take her classes for as long as she offers them. 

Some things people might not know about 
Wishart, unless of course you take her class, is 

that she went to the University of Oklahoma and is 
a huge OU fan. Also, she was very big in the 
rodeos as a young girl. One of her main events was 
Barrel Racing. But, that is something that she hasn't 
done for quite some time. 

Also, one of her favorite pastimes is watching 
both live and televised sports programs. 

Although many students do like her teaching 
styles and tactics, others question it. But, the fact 
remains that Wishart is well-known by many stu- 
dents and does whatever it takes to make Butler a 
better learning environment for all of her students. 
De'Orlean Claiborne, Wichita freshman, says, 
"She's real cool and that's why I like her." 

Christina Thomison, Augusta sophomore, says, 
"I absolutely love her and her teaching styles. 
That's why I took her for English Compl and 
English Comp 2." 

Although people do request Wishart's class and 
take her for numerous reasons, she doesn't feel she 
is any different then any of the other instructors on 

Wishart says, "I just try to do the best job I can 
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correcting papers or scheduling 
assignments for the following day. 

Positively Stimulating - 

Wishart s class listens as she 
explains the next assignment. 

Hard at Work - Wishart s stu- 
dents work hard on practicing their 
writing techniques. 

Still time for fun - Wishart still allows her stu- 
dents to have fun to keep class interesting and intrigu- 


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dents in Wishart s 10 a.m. Introduction to 
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No, he hasn't been knighted. Butler Community 
College instructor Bob Peterson says the "Sir" tag is 
"just an inside wink." 

Anyone who attends plays on campus has surely 
experienced Bob Peterson's work. Many plays per- 
formed here were directed by Peterson, but many 
were even written or adapted by him. Peterson even 
adapted "Sleeping Feather," the subject of the fol- 
lowing photo essay, from the classic "Sleeping 
Beauty." He calls it "putting new clothing on an old 
fairy tale." 

Peterson says he especially likes to adapt chil- 
dren's stories in this way to not only teach children 
the lessons these classics hold, but show them 
another culture or way of life. That's why "Sleeping 
Feather" was adapted into the style of Native 
American legend. 

Despite long hours of preparation, rehearsal and 
presentation of two plays per semester, Peterson 
still finds time to write new plays, create musicals 
and instruct theater and speech classes. 

But Peterson's past is at least as fascinating as his 
present. In 1969, he entertained troops in locales from 
Japan to the Philippines with "The Boys from 
Syracuse" (which included Fine Arts Dean Larry 
Patton and instructor Gina Austen) with the USO 
(United Service Organizations). 

In 2001, Peterson won the Kansas Speech 
Communication Association's Outstanding Teacher 
Award. That same year, he appeared in one of the 
movies he's been a part of; an independent film "The 
Good Things." The 30-minute film, which won the 
grand prize at the 27th Festival of American Cinema 
in Deauville, France, was about a day in the life of a 
Kansas toll booth worker played by Wil Wheaton. 

Dean of the Fine Arts Department, Larry Patton, 
says, "Butler is fortunate to have a gifted playwright 
like Bob Peterson on our faculty. There are a lot of 
good directors and a lot of good playwrights but not a 
lot of people that are both, and he is both." 

But Peterson is modest about his success in col- 
lege theater, saying "the students are the magic." 

Left: Bob Peterson photo by Paul Morrison. 

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late January and stayed through February. Many local and Wichita area contributors had several types of bikes on 
display. Some were assembled from parts by the owners and others were bought, then modified. Several of the 
bikes featured unique designs done by airbrush. 

Photos by Jennifer Chrapkowski 

Participants included: 

Big Dog Motorcycles 

Designer- Roger Scovell 

Fritz Kessler 

Hotrod Cafe- Mike Naill 

John Waltz 

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Kathy May All the 

Kathy May, Wichita fresh- 
man, makes a move against 
her opponent, Chip Whitely. 
May went on win the first 
ever Krush award of $9 1 .26 
and place tenth overall in 
the tournament. 

Chess Rivalry 

Sam Smith and Dan 
Gollub study the 
board. Gollub (in 
white) went on to 
win the grand prize 
of $1,000. In the 
background, Robbie 
Sidebottom plays 
against his oppo- 

Story gnd Photos By Josie Bgrte 

Risking it! 

Grizzly Knight and 
Towanda freshman, Josh 
Kerwood, contemplates 
his next move in the game 
of Risk®. Many of the 
members of the Grizzly 
Knights meet in the stu- 
dent union lounge around 
the lunch hour for a game 
of chess or Risk®. 

Friendly Competition 

The Grizzly Knights end 
their meeting with friendly 
games of chess. Clockwise 
from left front: Chip Whitely, 
Billy Parker, Brian Wise, 
Parker Robinson and Sam 

A board game started in 
India over 2,000 years ago 
continues today as a building 
block of strong intellects. For 
example, a five-year study of 
seventh and eighth graders 
conducted by Robert 
Ferguson of the Bradford, Pa. 
school district, showed that 
test scores improved 17.3 
percent for students regularly 
engaged in chess compared 
to 4.56 percent for those stu- 
dents engaged in other 
"enrichment activities." 

It was only last semester 
that Butler County 
Community College started 
an organization devoted to 
this game of chess. 

The new organization is 
the Butler County 
Community College's Chess 
Society, or the Grizzly 
Knights. Mr. Clifford Stone, 

a philanthropist and chess 
enthusiast, had previously 
pushed for this type of group 
at Butler; finally, last semes- 
ter, it got off the ground. 

More success came when 
Chip Whitely, non-traditional 
student, took most of the 
matter into his own hands. 
Whitely went into room 60 1 
to pick up new student organ- 
ization paperwork and then 
found a faculty sponsor, Dr. 
John Jenkinson of the 
English Department. Whitely 
had at least 1 5 people signed 
up for this new organization, 
drew up a constitution and 
attended a Student Senate 
meeting to introduce the pro- 
posal. Once the organization 
was approved, a time and 
place for the meetings was 

The time and place for 
these meetings became every 
Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in 

room 108 of the 100 build- 
ing. There has been discus- 
sion of changing the place to 
the Purple Room in the 
Student Union; however, any 
room changes will not be 
made until next year. 

The organization is open 
to all current Butler students 
and requires a membership 
fee of $10 for the year or $5 
per semester. 

The Grizzly Knights, who 
have sold regular and 
Arizona Atomic Fireball 
chili, plan to participate in 
the Chili Cook-off along witl 
several other student organi- 
zations during homecoming. 

Bret Stuber, former Butle 
student, began repainting the 
chess pieces in the student 
union lounge last year. 
However, he did not com- 
plete the job. He decided on 
joining the Army instead of 
attending Butler this year. 





The current members of the Grizzly 
Knights are planning on 
completing them. Hoping 
for the help of Roger 
Mathews and the Art 
Department, they plan on 
designing and constructing 
a second set for the second \ 
carpet in the lounge. With 
the participation of the Phi Theta 
Kappa Honor Society, the Student 
Senate, and Mr. Clifford Stone, the 
Grizzly Knights held the Clifford 
Stone Chess Scholarship 
Tournament on Feb. 21. Twenty- 
three participants competed for 
scholarships totaling $2141.26 (The 
total includes interest). The scholar- 
ship donation comes from Mr. 
Stone, who was elected 1 st 
Honorary Member by the society at 
the tournament opening. Of these 
23, eight went on to win scholar- 
ship prizes. The 5th and 6th run- 
ners-up receive $100; these went to 
Augusta sophomore Josh Flora and 
Wichita freshman Tarish Peterson, 
respectively. The 4th runner-up was 
Nick Eden, Valley Center freshman. 
He received $125. A 3rd runner-up 
position was won by Parker 
Robinson, who lives in Wichita and 

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Honorary Member 

Grizzly Knights president Chip Whitely 
(right) hands Mr. Clifford Stone an 
honorary member plaque. The society 
elected Stone as the first honorary 
member. Stone later gave a speech 
about chess, comparing it to football 
and the political arena. Strategy is 
necessary in all of these areas. 

Participants of the Second Annual Clifford Stone 
Chess Scholarship Tournament 

Kevin Dugan 
Nick Eden 
Josh Flora 
Dan Gollub 
Chris Gordon 
Nikolis James 
Charles Jimenz 
Nick Jimenz 
Twambi Kalinga 
Josh Kerwood 

Landon Lusk 
Kathy May 
Billy Parker 
Tarish Peterson 
Jesse Ramirez 
Parker Robinson 
Scott Siemens 
Keith Seiwert 
Robbie Sidebottom 
Sam Smith 
Chip Whitely 
Brian Wise 

is working on his second associate's 
: degree, earning him 
:$125. Kevin Dugan, an 
•Olathe sophomore and 
loffensive lineman, won 
•a $200 scholarship. 
: Dugan was the 2nd run- 
:ner-up in the tourna- 
ment. 1st runner-up 
was El Dorado sophomore Robbie 
Sidebottom. He received a $400 
scholarship. The grand prize of 
$ 1 ,000 went to El Dorado non-tradi- 
tional student, Dan Gollub. Kathy 
May, Wichita freshman, left the tour- 
nament with the Krush Prize named 
after chess grandmaster Irina Krush 
of the United States. This prize of 
$9 1 .26 was awarded to the top 
female competitor of the tournament. 
With the knowledge of chess and 
tournament experience, an individual 
can be awarded significant scholar- 
ships at a select few colleges, 
although none are in Kansas, yet. For 
example, the University of Texas- 
Dallas will award an Academic 
Excellence Scholarship, which has 
an approximate value of over 

Anyone interested in other chess 
scholarship opportunities or more 
information about the Grizzly 
Knights can contact Dr. John 
Jenkinson at or stop by 
his office located in room 1 32 of the 
100 building. 

Chess Challenge 

Nick Jimenz (in red) and Robbie Sidebottom compete to go into the 
next round. The tournament was double elimination, so players were 
able to play at least two rounds before they were out of the running 
for the scholarship money. 

Central Cinema 6 


Bringing Hollywooct to Your Hometown 


The City That Never 

Sleeps - Central Cinema 6 
shows first-run films and is conve- 
niently located in El Dorado. 

Snacks, Anyone? - The front lobby is home to the 
ticket booth, restrooms, concessions stand and the arcade. 

Wow! Surround Sound - The main auditori- 
um has the biggest screen with a DTS sound system 
and also holds 193 people. 

Still looking for things to do in El Dorado? Tired of driving 45 minutes for recreation? Well, look no fur- 
ther than the new Central Cinema 6, a state of the art theater located less than ten minutes away from campus 
on the corner of Griffith Street and Central Avenue. 

Before you give reasons why it's better to get out of El Dorado for your movie preferences, know that the 
$1.5 million Central Cinema 6 shows first-run films, has six auditoriums (two including a DTS sound system), 
and also has a concessions stand where you can get the traditional movie popcorn or just about any sort of 
candy you desire. 

"It's an opportunity for people of all ages to have a reason to stay in El Dorado," says Ashley Nunley, 
General Manager of Central Cinema 6. 

Since 1 924, B&B Theaters has been building movie theaters in the Midwest. Its newest edition is the 
Central Cinema 6 in El Dorado. Their motto has always been "Bringing Hollywood To Your Hometown," and 
with Central Cinema 6, they have succeeded by offering a little bit of Hollywood to El Dorado. 

Each of the six screens has very comfortable seating with plenty of room to kick back. The main and 

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largest auditorium holds 193 people, while the 
smallest, more personable screen holds 57. All of 
this, mixed with a superior sound system and 
great service, makes Central Cinema 6 an easy 
choice for watching a new release. 

The original idea for the theater came from the 
El Dorado Youth Commission to create new 
recreation for the community. Soon after, the city 
vowed to supply the land for the building. 

"Everyone has been very supportive about 
having a theater in El Dorado," says Nunley. "We 
have received nothing but compliments." 

Apart from its historic movie theme look and 
feel, Central Cinema 6 is also a dependable hang- 
out. The theater is open 365 days a year, so after 
the presents are unwrapped next Christmas, an 
evening at movies will surely top off the night. 

Central Cinema 6 also has a strong tie to the 
community. "It gives opportunities for schools 
and organizations to get involved. We have spe- 
cial showings, drawings and birthday parties. We 
have family entertainment at a reasonable price." 

Central Cinema 6 also has group rates. A party 
of 50 people or over can get in for a discounted 

Just because Central Cinema 6 only has six 
screens doesn't mean that they can only hold six 
movies at a time. In some of the auditoriums, 
movies alternate, giving a movie-goer more 

The prices to see a movie at Central Cinema 6 
rival its competitors. An adult (ages 12-61) 
evening pass costs $6.75. An adult matinee 
(before 5:30 p.m.) pass costs $5, which is also the 
price of senior citizen (ages 62 and older) tickets. 
All children (ages 3-11) get in for $4.75. 
Children 2 and under get admitted for free. 

"The theater helps bring the community 
together," says El Dorado citizen Tony Alfaro, 
who is also the Booth Manager and has been with 

Central Cinema 6 since its construction phase. "It 
helps bring jobs and also keep business in El 
Dorado," adds Nunley. 

Central Cinema 6 is not only a new piece of the 
ever growing expansion in the city of El Dorado, 
but it is more importantly a place to go and have 
fun without traveling too far from home. 

Think of it this way, would you rather drive a 
long distance into Wichita burning up your gas tank 
and your wallet or try giving a small town theater a 

For more information call: 

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by Shila Young 

ArtSy Effect - You can see mini posters of your 
favorite new releases or some the great classics on top 
of the tables. The wicker tables feature some of the early 
movies as well as some of the more current ones. 

InSlde ScOOp - A glimpse behind 
the counter shows a well-stocked and 
modern aspect. 

Nop TitTie - If you just want to hang out, take a 
nap or discuss anything you can do so in a comfort- 
able atmosphere as well as a comfortable place to 
sit. The cafe features a couch and loveseat for people 
to lounge on. 

Coffee Anyone? - Here we see the 
new owner, Heather Immele, after accepting 
her shipment of coffee. 

Behind the Scenes - if you want to check 

out the latest in scripts you can find them. This is a 
script of the current film "Cold Mountain, " 
featuring Nicole Kidman. 

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Ross and Chandler just left but Monica and Rachel are 
still sipping their Java... Oh wait, that's "Friends" not El 
Dorado, but hey check out the new coffee shop the 
Expresso Cafe and you might just get the "Friends" theme 

"The fine art of living well." This is the motto of El 
Dorado and that is the goal of one of the newest attractions, 
The Expresso Cafe. That's right 
Butler, El Dorado has a new coffee 
shop but, wait, it's not Mountain 
Mudd (which is El Dorado's newest 
drive through coffee shop). 

This is an actual hang out that is 
hoping to encourage and bring in 
more college clientele. 

"We have a dual goal which is to 
bring gourmet coffee as well as a 
place for the community to hang out 
and learn about the film industry," 
says Deanna Bonn, marketing representative for the cafe, 
and Heather Immele, owner. 

Currently, the hours of operation for the cafe are from 
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, 
Friday evenings the cafe is reopened from 7 p.m. to 10 
p.m. in correspondence with the new local movie theater 
"Central Cinema 6." On Saturdays you can stop by 
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

"In addition to offering gourmet coffee we would also 
like to offer more information about the film industry, as 
far as possible acting classes and seminars to help others 
follow their dreams," says Immele. 

Many of you may remember seeing Immele when she 
was the owner of Java Mama's that was next to Double 
D's Cafe on Main Street. 

Immele said, "I want this to be a place for people of all 
ages, a place where they can come in and enjoy the atmo- 

If you are wanting to find out what is coming up for 
the cafe or what they will be offering as far as workshops 
or events go, you can check out the bulletin board inside. 

The owners will keep all upcoming events 
posted and current so that you can attend. 

Immele was not hesitant at all when the for- 
mer owner approached her about taking over the 
coffee house. Immele, herself, is an actress and 
jumped at the chance to possibly help those who 
are looking to fulfill their dreams in the movie 

Whether that is script writing, directing or 
acting Immele is hoping to bring some of the 
many resources out there to El Dorado. 

At the moment Immele is looking forward 
to expanding the clientele and offering new 
and exciting material to the customers. 

Immele says, "Eventually we would like to 
offer not only the acting classes but the 
Wireless Internet in the near future." 

Andrew Kuttler, El Dorado freshman, 
says, "I was very surprised that this was in El 
Dorado. From the outside you wouldn't guess 
how neat it is on the inside." 

Although this is going for a repeat of Central 
Perk off of "Friends," it does give a comfortable 

Some other students on campus have tried the 
new cafe. 

Sara Pierce, Wichita sophomore, also says, 
"I was very happy with the wide array of movie 
memorabilia and the colorful employees. It's a 
nice place to socialize or just to relax." 

So if your're looking for a place to go to 
study, have a 'cup of joe' or to find out any and 
all information about the film industry, then stop 
by The Cutting Room Floor and say hi. 

For those of you who are looking for a quick way to grab a cup of joe, you 

might also check out Mountain Mudd on Central. This is one of El Dorado's 
first drive through coffee shops. 


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Pregame tribute - Before the 

Dixie Rotary Bowl started in St. 
George, Utah, the flag was brought 
in from the sky. 

Red, White and Blue 
Sweeps the Field - The 18th 

annual Dixie Rotaiy Bowl had a 
grand opening before a packed 

Injured GetS Help - Star Grizzly run- 
ningback Joe Harris capped off his Butler 
career with 144 yards rushing against Dixie 
State. It didn 't come easy, though. Harris got 
poked in the eye and had to spend time on 
the sidelines getting his contacts adjusted. 

And "Bingo" was his name "O"- 

The game had barely gotten underway when 
a dog ran on the field. It was cornered by an 
official to the boos of the crowd. The game 
was televised back to El Dorado. 



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Story By Andrew Keeling Photos by Sports Mecjia 

For the fourth time in their his- 
tory Butler has won the NJCAA 
national championship football 
title. On Dec. 6, the Grizzlies 
defeated Dixie State 14-10 in the 

Rotary Bowl in Utah. 

Most of the game was a defen- 
sive battle and that is what helped 
the Grizzlies because they could 
not get anything going on offense. 
Starting slow, Butler committed 
many turnovers. Dixie took advan- 
tage of this and scored 10 points. 
They went into the half with some 
confidence and a score of 10-6. 

In the second half, the 
Grizzlies came out of their shell 
and played Butler football, by 
running the ball and using the 
clock. The Grizzlies scored on 
their first offensive drive when 
Quarterback Chad Wilmott scored 
on a two-yard sneak. 

The Rebels had another chance 
to open up the game when the 
Grizzlies continued to turn the ball 
over but did not take advantage of 
it. ' 

What sealed the game for 
Butler was when the defense 
received a safety on a punt attempt 
and would get two more points. 
Grizzly David Irons tackled the 
Rebel punter in the end zone. 

The MVP of the game was 
Wilmott, who threw for 78 yards 
on 9 of 2 1 passing. Joe Harris 
rushed for 144 yards. This game 
has become a big rivalry as the 
Grizzlies and the Rebels have met 

for three out of the last five years. 

This win for the Grizzlies was 
their third national championship 
title since 1999 and they finished 
this season with a 12-0 record. 

"I can't explain what this feels 
like. But to win a national champi- 
onship, there is nothing better than 
this," says Jeremy Mincey, sopho- 
more from Savannah, Ga. 

"I just have to give the credit to 
our players; they hung in there and 
fought through adversity that they 
faced all year long and what they 
faced in this game," says head 

coach Troy Morrell. 

What the Grizzlies have 
accomplished is really remarkable. 
This is a program that has not lost 
a conference football game in two 

I just have to give the credit to our play- 

they hung in there and fought 
through adversity that they faced all 
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Sports Media is a new scholarship program that 
was started this year at Butler for coverage of athletic 
events. Six students currently are on scholarship and 
are aided by others in the class. 

We asked students in the program for the spring 
semester why they enrolled and their highlights and 
lowlights so far. 

This academic year, the students have covered 
hundreds of assignments. 

Sports Media students broadcast all football and 
basketball games on KBTL 88.1 FM. They also run 
the board at the radio station for events and cover 
many stories in print and do some television work. 
They cover all Butler sports.. They also attend other 
events, such as Booster Club meetings. 

Jeremy Costello, Augusta freshman, entered the 
program because he wants to make a career out of 
Sports Media. He says his highlight was going to the 
Dixie Rotary Bowl in Utah and his lowlight was being 
exhausted after getting back from road trips late at 

Nicholas Morgan, White City freshman, was 

interested in the program because he enjoys sports. 
His highlight was staying in Las Vegas during the 
Dixie Rotary Bowl and the lowlight was working the 
board in the control room. Morgan will probably go to 
Emporia State to become a Learning Disabilities 
teacher and coach. 

Kelli Carnahan, Altamont freshman, entered the 
program because she enjoyed playing sports in high 
school and thought this would be just as fun. Her 
highlight was meeting NFL players that had been at 
Butler during the ground breaking ceremony for the 
Champions Training Center and the lowlight was acci- 
dentally falling asleep while running the board for a 
basketball game. However, that game was still on 
without missing a beat. She says she enjoys the pro- 
gram now but doesn't think she will further her sports 

Erin Trumpp, Palco freshman, took the course 
because she enjoys sports and writing. Her highlight 
was writing articles for the campus newspaper and her 
lowlight was running the board over Christmas break. 
In the future she wants to be a high school English 
teacher and coach basketball. 

Steve Barnack, Chicago freshman, says he 
enrolled because he has always loved sports and it is 
something he will always love. His highlight was 
traveling to other Jayhawk Conference schools and 
seeing what other colleges have to offer. "The ath- 
letes Eve met also have been wonderful." His low- 
light was running the board while other people broad- 
cast the game. "I hope to have my own show like Jim 
Rome or be a sports reporter for ESPN," he adds. He 
plans to further his education at the University of 

Andrew Keeling, Queens, N.Y., sophomore, took 
Sports Media because he thought "it would be cool to 
broadcast and report on sports." His highlight of the 
year was being able to broadcast most of the basket- 
ball games. His lowlight was not getting a chance to 
do play-by-play on any football games. 

Mr. Swan, Sports Media adviser from El 
Dorado, volunteered to take on this program because 
he enjoys sports journalism and wanted to continue to 
be involved with students interested in it. His high- 
light was the performance of the students over the 
Christmas Break, when they covered 1 3 events dur- 
ing that vacation period. "I was extremely proud of 
the efforts during that time period which included a 
student flying back from the East Coast to do some 
games," he says. His lowlight was speeding toward 
campus to help address technical difficulties, which 
popped up a couple times on road games during the 
busy athletic seasons. "But we always got it done," 
he says. He was also very happy with the post-game 
interviews the students did with the coaches after vir- 
tually every game and says he appreciates that coop- 
eration. He also points to the support from the col- 
lege for the program. 

Students travel and, in a few instances, stay 
throughout Kansas covering events and have also 
been to Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Utah this 
academic year. 

A couple students were also able to go to the 
Kansas Association of Broadcasters sports seminar in 
the summer at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. 
Here the students were able to meet Major League 
Baseball announcers and other radio professionals. 
They also watched batting practice from the field and 
attended a Royals-Red Sox game. 

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